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Voyage of the Yes (1973)

Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii.




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Complete credited cast:
Cal Markwell
Orlando B. Parker
Agatha Markwell
Arnold Markwell
Scoey Mitchell ...
Opal Parker
Dick Powell Jr. ...
Dick Stanwood
Beulah Quo ...
Native Nurse
Lieutenant Matthews
Philip Blemsley


Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii.

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Release Date:

16 January 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Viagem Do Yes  »

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Orlando B. Parker: [reading a letter] Dear Abby, we made it, but without your advice. My friend and I had this little problem of no food, no water, no wind - nothing out in The Big Empty. But we learned somethin' you can tell your sob-sister readers - when you start quittin', the dyin' begins. Quittin' is very bad for your health and that's a fact. Sincerely, Orlando B. Parker. Oh, P.S. Reason why I write you, Abby, is kind of embarrassing. You see, a shark got me pregnant. Now, should I tell my ...
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Classic TV Movie From 1973
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I won't recant the plot, as that is listed here in the summary.

This film played on TV back in 1973, and at the time got some great reviews and created a little stir. Mercifully, the movie didn't just completely vanish in a vault, left only to memories, but has been saved and now can be found on DVD (Amazon, eBay, etc.) If you saw the film before, you are likely like me and when the title appeared again, want to again be touched as you once were. In that regard, you won't be disappointed. Oh, the film is dated, certainly. Some of it might make you chuckle here and there, and they obviously didn't have much of a budget back then, but that won't detract you at all, because the meaning in this story holds up extremely well. Even over 30 years later. The simply story of complex characters, and how they develop and grow is still as true today as it was then, and probably forever will be. The core of this film is very well written, and surprisingly well acted. I can't imagine anyone watching this film and not caring about the characters and being moved by their situation, their growth and friendship.

As to the DVD (when you find it) is no frills. The picture quality is not bad for the time, 4:3 TV aspect ratio, looking like a good VHS tape, or good old TV broadcast. The audio is mono, and generally good. Around 50 minutes in there is a slight buzz that might annoy you, but soon disappears. There are no trailers, no commentary, nothing like that. The DVD is coupled with a Johnny Cash/Eli Wallach film, "The Pride of Jesse Hallum", if that interests you, or if you can't find the title under Voyage of Yes, you may try it under that name instead.

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